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[FAS] GEN ED 1097: Tradition, Performance, and Culture

Harvard Folklore

If you wish to reach out to a reference librarian at the Harvard University Archives to request access to specific materials besides the online sources listed below, they may be able to digitize something for you to view remotely. It may also be possible for eligible students (within the COVID testing protocols) to view an item on site, in the new Shared Reading Room (SRR). Arrangements must be made directly with an Archives staff member. You may contact them via email at

  • Harvard University Archives Online Resources
    This website is a gateway to online resources provided by the Harvard University Archives, including Harvard-Radcliffe Online Historical Reference Shelf materials, Harvard University catalogs, official registers, archived websites, the Harvard Charter of 1650, the Tolman Index to official University records from 1636-1870s, the Calendar of Harvard History, the Historical Register of Harvard University (1636-1936), the Harvard University Gazette, Harvard Library Digital Collections, Doctors of Philosophy, and Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.
  • Harvard University Archives Research Guides

    Includes several useful guides pointing to Harvard University Archives collections documenting a wide range of Harvardiana, from Harvard buildings to historical disruptions to the Black student experience to Harvard Presidential Insignia, and much more.

  • History of Food and Dining at Harvard

    Here you’ll find almost everything you ever wanted to know about the history of food and dining at the University. From the Early records of the Steward, 1649-1812 to Harvard's Web Archive Collection Service, the University Archives collections serve up an extensive and diverse collection of material related to eating, drinking, and being merry across centuries and dining rooms.

Find more materials in Harvard University Archives' collections by searching HOLLIS. Try the following keywords:

  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals (or other student organization)
  • Cabot House (or other residence hall name)
  • Keyword search terms pertaining to specific house events and/or general residential events, such as Harvard housing day, in HOLLIS, also may be promising starting points.

Worldwide Folklore Collections Stewarded at Harvard Library